Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Holy Cross

School: Holy Cross
Position: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Patriot League

Lead NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program by recruiting and developing qualified student-athletes, supervising the hiring and performance of assistant coaches, and organizing schedules in regular communication with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

The head coach must conduct the program in a manner that recognizes the primacy of academics by recruiting, supporting and retaining student-athletes who will uphold Holy Cross’ high academic tradition.

The head coach must ensure that the men’s basketball program operates in compliance with all College, Patriot League and NCAA rules and regulations.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Provides leadership that allows for consistent academic and athletic success for the men’s basketball program.
  • Develops training plans that account for the specific needs of student-athletes.
  • Monitors academic progress.
  • Schedules contests and training sessions in accordance with College policies.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements.
  • Oversees selection of team equipment and apparel.
  • Coordinates video analysis.
  • Develops training and competition strategies.
  • Completes reports and maintains records as required.
  • Actively engage with team members to establish and reinforce a positive culture based upon proactive communication and mutual respect.
  • Coordinate recruitment of student-athletes. Head coach identifies talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes; effectively communicates with high school/club coaches, prospects and parents; and supports key applicants within admissions and financial aid offices.
  • Maintains an environment that reflects the department’s commitment to excellence, integrity, urgency and core values. Collaborates with the sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for the program.  Communicates program’s needs and concerns responsibly and in a timely manner.  Attends workshops, training sessions and meetings required for head coaches by the College and the Conference.
  • Head coach develops training programs that are safe and effective for student-athletes; communicates with athletic training staff as well as strength and conditioning staff members regarding best practices, training methods as well as injury recovery. Must have a commitment to mental health and wellness and active engagement with the coordinator of student-athlete counseling services and programming.
  • Responsible for administration of all phases of the program, including monitoring team budget, completing expense reports, and conducting sports camps and/or clinics.
  • Participates in marketing and fundraising initiatives.  Effectively participates in special events to generate interest within the College community, including alumni, as well as the local and regional community.  Candidates must provide examples of their commitment to the Jesuit mission of engaging people of all cultures, values systems, faiths and traditions. Manages hiring process, oversees operational activities of assistant coach(es) and prepares annual evaluations for direct reports. Promotes and provides professional development opportunities and remains open to implementing evolving strategies and training methods into workouts/practices. Understands emerging technologies and shows ability to use science and data to inform decisions when appropriate.
  • Supports robust alumni engagement with the program by maintaining proactive and consistent communication and facilitates opportunities for mentoring relationships between student-athletes and alumni that support both student success.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the sport supervisor and/or Director of Athletics.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of college coaching experience required, preferably at the Division I
  • level.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Computer and video editing skills are strongly encouraged.
  • CPR certification completion, preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College’s mission e.g.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop team members (personal/professional) in all areas of the college experience.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and reliability – position requires travel and work on nights and weekends.
  • Commitment to meeting the College’s high standards for health and safety for all community members while engaged in team activities.
  • The requisite charisma, enthusiasm and empathy to effectively recruit, develop and lead student-athletes/coaches and supporters of the program.
  • Ability to build and maintain a program around a strong, positive team culture.
  • Active participation and collaboration within departmental initiatives.
  • Proactive approach to meeting and supporting the emotional needs of team members while promoting healthy choices that reinforce a commitment to overall health and wellness.
  • Establishing aggressive individual and team goals with an ability to build and communicate strategies that allow for successful completion.
  • Collaboration: Exchanging information, ideas, thoughts and feelings thoughtfully with others in a manner that is proactive and enhances partnerships.
  • Inclusion: Actively engaging with the values of the College by promoting a work environment that embraces diversity and demonstrating respect for the opinions and beliefs of others.
  • Innovation: Performing one’s job with creativity and proactivity, improving procedures and problem-solving.
  • Mission/Service Orientation: Focusing on service to others and contributing to the College’s collective mission.
  • Responsibility: Taking ownership of one’s actions and accountability for one’s tasks and duties.
  • Employee Development: Commitment and initiative to help one’s employees be successful in achieving goals and growing professionally.
  • Team Management: Overseeing the success of your student-athletes and staff, helping to allocate resources appropriately and support the accomplishment of common goals.


The description above represents the most significant duties of this position but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned.

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